As anticipated from it’s success at the Golden Globes and Baftas, Brit film The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and centred around King George VI’s journey to overcome a speech impediment at the start of his monarchy, was last night’s big winner at the 83rd Academy Awards (the Oscars).

The King’s Speech took many of the night’s biggest accolades, Best Picture and Best Actor (won by Colin Firth who said of the win, “I have a feeling my career has just peaked”), Tom Hooper scooping Best Director for the film, and David Seidler winning Original Screenplay.

Other notable winners were last year’s psychological blockbuster Inception, which scooped four awards for it’s sound and visuals, Natalie Portman who won Best Actress for her role as the harrowing, delusional ballet dancer in Black Swan, and The Fighter (starring Christian Bale), Facebook flick The Social Network and Pixar animation Toy Story 3.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Oscar 2011 Winners:
1. Best Picture: “The King’s Speech.”
2. Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech.”
3. Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan.”
4. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter.”
5. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter.”
6. Directing: Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech.”
7. Foreign Language Film: “In a Better World,” Denmark.
8. Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network.”
9. Original Screenplay: David Seidler, “The King’s Speech.”
10. Animated Feature Film: “Toy Story 3.”
11. Art Direction: “Alice in Wonderland.”
12. Cinematography: “Inception.”
13. Sound Mixing: “Inception.”
14. Sound Editing: “Inception.”
15. Original Score: “The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
16. Original Song: “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Randy Newman.
17. Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland.”
18. Documentary Feature: “Inside Job.”
19. Documentary (short subject): “Strangers No More.”
20. Film Editing: “The Social Network.”
21. Makeup: “The Wolfman.”
22. Animated Short Film: “The Lost Thing.”
23. Live Action Short Film: “God of Love.”
24. Visual Effects: “Inception.”